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of the united nations general assembly. palestinian president mahmoud abbas remains determined to take his bid for statehood to the u.n. despite pressure from the u.s. for abbas to instead resume peace talks with israel. nbc's tracie potts joins with us more from washington. tracie, good morning. >> reporter: lynn, good morning. president obama and the u.s. seem determined to convince him that the united nations is not the place to deal with this issue during his speech to the general assembly yesterday president obama said that peace will not come through statements and resolutions at the u.n. the security council is set to consider tomorrow the palestinian's request for full membership. he met with mahmoud abbas yesterday and also with israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu. president obama said we are committed to israel's security and the commitment is unbreakable, but there's another option here. they may put off a decision tomorrow on full membership or as the french suggested, they could upgrade the palestinians from observant status to non-member status. bottom line, they have work
at the united nations where leaders gathered for the opening session of the general assembly. president obama met with hamid karzai hours after the murder of afghanistan's former leader in a suicide bomb attack in the country. the president helped set up the afghan government and the killing will not deter the u.s. from helping the country's people live freely. >> for a day of continuity of efforts. >> they met with the koubl on a speech. they promised that the world will stand with them. as they reshape their country following the fall. the president also cautioned there were difficult days ahead and the embassy will open in tripoli. this week the american flag that was lowered before the embassy was attacked will be raised again. >> joining me now with foreign affairs correspondent andrea mitchell. let's talk about what's happening in afghanistan. they will give perspective to the former leader of that country. >> they are investigating what happened. they are hearing for early reports and they could be wrong. the suicide bomber actually came for a meeting with former head of the transition
criticizing president obama's foreign policy as the annual meeting of the united nations general assembly convenes. rick perry blasted the palestinian authority's attempt to gain recognition and attacked the mideast policies. >> simply put, we would not be here today at this very precipice of a dangerous move. if the obama policy in the mideast was not naive and arrogant, misguided and dangerous. >> also minnesota congresswoman michele bachmann weighed in, denouncing his visit to the u.s. >> i call upon president obama to stop him from coming to the united nations. when mad men in position was power like this make wild and genocidal threats against another nation lick israel, we should listen to them and we should take necessary counter measures to stop them and their evil intent. >> i am joined by ken vogel. i should admit romney said over three years, they have been throwing israel you should the bus and undermining negotiations. let's talk about the comments regarding israel and this possible resolution or the veto from the united states. can these candidates pick up track? rick perry
the future of post moammar gadhafi libya during the meetings at the united nations general assembly in new york. gadhafi issued a radio message calling the rebel takeover aisha raid that will not last. also at the u.n. palestinian president mahmoud abbas is pressing ahead with his campaign to gain full u.n. status for the palestinians. >>> a new book is rocking the white house by painting an unflattering picture of the president's leadership during the economic crisis. white house leaders accused "df kens men" author ron suskind of misquoting them. earlier on "today" suskind defends the passage that anita dunn called the white house a "genuinely hostile workplace to women" a quote she has since challenged. >> all of them said everything, we have extensive notes and tapes for this book, and the fact is, with anita dunn, as with most of the other subjects, they were told what would be said next to them, what they said in the book. with anita "the washington post" this morning confirms the quote. i had to do something that i've never been before but i said it's a special occasion which is i l
of palestinian statehood could be front and center on the agenda at the united nations general assembly this week. palestinian president mahmoud abbas expected to apply to the u.n. for statehood status as early as tomorrow. it will go to the u.n. security council, and that is where the united states has threatened to veto the move because of concerns it would derail the u.s.-backed middle east peace process and the talks with israel. >> already diminished american credibility is going to be diminished further. there's no question about that. we are neither admired, feared, nor respected in this region. >> israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu said the palestinian plan to get in the u.n. won't work. he made the statement in a cabinet meeting this morning. both netanyahu and abbas scheduled to speak to the general assembly on friday. the president speaks to the u.n. on wednesday. >>> by now, you may know the name, troy davis. he is a death row inmate who many people is about to be executed, but he's innocent. he's facing his execution on wednesday after killing a police officer back in 1989. bu
of the united nations general assembly on friday. >> martin fletcher in tel aviv. thank you. >>> republicans have another showdown in florida. fresh off the california straw poll and it was not one of the front runners who came out on top. >>> plus, can the postal service even be saved? i'll ask the post master general when he joins me in just a few minutes. she won't eat eggs without hot sauce. she has kind of funny looking toes. she's always touching my hair. and she does this dancing finger thing. [ male announcer ] with advanced technology from ge, now doctors can diagnose diseases like breast cancer on a cellular level. so that women, like kristy's mom, can get personalized treatment that's as unique as she is. [ kristy ] she's definitely not like other moms. yeah, my mom is pretty weird. ♪ her morning begins with arthritis pain. that's a coffee and two pills. the afternoon tour begins with more pain and more pills. the evening guests arrive. back to sore knees. back to more pills. the day is done but hang on... her doctor recommended aleve. just 2 pills can keep arthritis pain away a
general assembly that the united states, our country, would not support the palestinian bid to create a state through the u.n. opposing something many of the country's allies in the arab world strongly support. let's watch our president. >> peace will not come through statements and resolutions at the united nations. if it were that easy, it would have been accomplished by now. >> he also used the occasion of his 47-minute address to defend israel in front of a body that has been, and we all know, this historically hostile to israel. let's listen. >> america's commitment to israel's security is unshakeable. our friendship with israel is deep and enduring. israel, a small country of less than 8 million people, look out at a world where leaders of much larger nations threaten to wipe it off the map. the jewish people carry the burden of centuries of exile and persecution and fresh memories of knowing that 6 million people were killed simply because of who they are. >> howard, you know, i've done some looking up on this like we all have, his political history, a short political history,
trip to the united nations general assembly. while there he delivered a passionate plea for palestinian statehood. the u.n. security council could start debating the issue as early as tomorrow. the u.s. delegation has threatened to veto the palestinian statehood plans. >>> and 80 protesters arrested at demonstrations on wall street after the biggest one-day crackdown in more than a week. we were telling but the protests last week -- telling you about the protests last week. they were protesting what they say is a financial system that favors the rich at the expense of everybody else. police set up protest zones. demonstrators ignored those, having stayed in the areas. >>> 40,000 pounds of potentially dangerous grounds beef headed for schools in georgia. that's being recalled now by the department of agriculture and a texas meat company. tests found the e. coli bacteria, e. coli can cause kidney failure in severe cases. the usda says most of the meat never made it out of the warehouse in georgia, and they have no reports of anybody getting sick. ten minutes past the hour. >>> pmy apologi
-- [applause] he assured the members of the general assembly, he urged the united nations to recognize the inalienable rights of the palestinians. do not let the olive branch fall from my hands. do not let the olive branch fall from my hands. president arafat again addressed the assembly. the palestinian people adopted the session held that same year in algeria. when we adopted this program, we were taking a painful and very difficult step for all of us. especially those, including myself, that lost their home, their towns, and their villages, carrying some of our belongings. and the keys to our homes. the diaspora in 1948. one of the worst operations of removal of a vibrant and cohesive society. the cultural, education, an economic renaissance of the arab middle east. because of our conviction, and because we have the courage to make difficult decisions, we have decided to adopt the path of relativism. that is the correct part of this great historic -- against our people. only 22% of the territory of historic palestine. our goal is the territory occupied by israel in 1967. we made a m
is that as ahmadinejad comes to the united nations' general assembly next week or so, that he will have something positive to ride on. >> sources within iran's government tell nbc news the release is expected, still expected within the next coming days. the story is on the front page of the impending release of every newspaper in iran. and in some of the newspapers, the hikers are being called spies, and the question is being asked, why would iran release them now? matt, back to you. >> it's a tough story to follow. we thank you for your reporting on that and appreciate it very much. it's now six minutes after the hour. here's savannah. >>> now to politics and the renewed firestorm over a controversial vaccine. during monday's republican presidential debate, congresswoman michele bachmann took a political swipe at governor rick perry, over a controversial amendment that would have required teenaged girls to get the hpv vaccine. >> she needed to get attention for her candidacy, and she did. the question is, did michele bachmann take atough attack line against rick perry too far. the subject is tha
. >>> iranian president mahmoud ahmadinejad arrived in new york for the united nations general assembly. iran's courts, meanwhile, are considering a $1 million bail deal to release those two american hikers jailed there but the hikers must wait until tuesday for a second judge to approve the deal. >>> as you heard it was tv's biggest night at the emmy awards. "modern family" swept up a total of five statues including best comedy series again and "mad money" won again for best drama. meanwhile, alec baldwin brought drama of his own and refused to appear on the show after fox sensored a joke he made about the parent company news corps and their ongoing hacking scandal, however, charlie sheen was cool as a cucumber and wished his former castmates on "two and a half men" all the best as they start their new season without him this week, even tweeted this picture of himself with his replacement on the show ashton kutcher. much more on the emmys still ahead. 7:07. back to matt, ann and stefanie. he generally seemed to mean it. >> water under the bridge. no question about it, natalie, thank you very
ahmadinejad is to have this release before he speaks before the united nations general assembly, stands on the world stage, and he is scheduled to arrive in new york on monday, savannah, so the clock is ticking. >> all right. ann curry on the story again in tehran. ann, thank you. >>> let's check on some of the other top stories of the morning. natalie morales is over at the news desk. good morning, natalie. >>> good morning everyone. television evangelist pat robertson is under fire for comments he made about alzheimers disease on his "700 club program." he gave this response to a caller whose friend was dating other women while his wife was ill with alzheimer's. >> here's the loved one. this is the woman or man that you have loved for 20, 30, 40 years, and suddenly that person is gone. they're gone. they are gone. if you respect that vow, you say till death do us part, this is the kind of death. >> robertson went on to say he encourages the spouse to divorce before dating again. the alzheimer's foundation of america responded, saying that his comments feed misconceptions about the dis
on the world stage when he speaks are for the united nations general assembly but in a signs that his controversial rhetoric has not changed on sunday he reiterated his position that 9/11 was "a complicated plan devised as a pretext for the occupation of afghanistan and iraq." there is a lot to ask about including new concerns about their nuclear ambitions and we are now working to bring you that interview tomorrow morning on "today." now back to you, savannah. >> we will be waiting for it. thank you so much. 7:12 nouchlt here's matt. >> savannah, thank you. jacqueline kennedy was one of the most beloved icons in american history, also pretty private. now the world is getting to see a side of her only friends and family new with the release of a new book and audiotapes. andrea mitchell has details. >> reporter: jacqueline kennedy is heard giving her impressions for the very first time. ee emerges as a much more complex historical figure as does her husband, the president. there are also some startling candid evocative portraits of figures in her own words. it was only months after her
in istanbul, turkey. this is part of growing tensions going on leading to the united nations general assembly in about three weeks from now where we are expecting the palestinians to declare unilaterally their quest for statehood. tell us what has happened. >> the relations have been deteriorating between the two once close middle eastern allies for about two years now, but just moments ago the turkish foreign minister fired a diplomatic broadside at israel saying basically, that israel's diplomats here in turkey, everybody above the level of second secretary, that means ambassador, console general, they have until wednesday to pack their bags and leave. they're also formally suspending any military agreements between these two countries and turkey's announcing it does not recognize the gaza blockade that israel has imposed for years now. it's pretty dramatic. anybody who hoped these allies would start to repair their relations, that's not happening right now. turkey is standing firm, demanding an apology from israel for the shooting deaths of eight turks and a turkish american passenger on b
today for the united nations general assembly. iran's courts are considering a $1 million bail deal to release two american hikers jailed there. the hikers must wait until tuesday for a second judge to approve the deal. >>> speaking for the first time publicly since his arrest on sexual assault charges in may -- >> well, she can't be too close, dominic strauss-kahn appeared on french tv yesterday. very far away from the anchor. >> there's plexiglass. >> like a lion. he admitted that a sexual encounter did occur, but maintained it did not involve violence, strain, or aggression. >> that doesn't work. >> well, you will notice -- >> french presidential hopeful, the one-time french presidential hopeful says he regrets the act and calls it a "moral failing." really? >> that's what they're calling it these days. >> that's convenient. charges against strauss-kahn were dropped last month after information from the victim -- >> look how far she is from him. seriously. >> in france we call that spitting distance. >> yeah. >> here's what you do. >> what? >> you don't try to kiss, make out with
a controversial bid for full united nations statehood this as president obama addresses the u.n. general assembly with hopes of convincing the palestinians to take a different path to recognition. nbc's tracie potts joins us with more on this. >> reporter: good morning. 18 years of failed negotiations. so now he is petitioning. but the white house says that the white house will veto, will block that effort. president obama is set to sit down with benjamin netanyahu but the white house says there's no plans to meet with the palestinian president abbas. the white house is saying there is only one two-stay solution here and it is through peace negotiations that have broken do down. there was some encouragement by the arab uprising. to get those peace talks started again. >> thanks. >>> yesterday in a direct challenge to the gop, president obama laid out his plan to balance the budget. taking aim at america's richest. republicans made it clear his proposal won't get any support from them. nbc's steve handelsman has more. >> reporter: president obama chat challenging republicans. >> this is not class
courtroom. but first, tuesday night, intense action at the united nations where world leaders have gathered for the general assembly. tops on the agenda, libya. and what to do. the head of the rebel transitional council addressed members days after the u.n. voted to take libya's official seat. as the country's pre-gadhafi flag flew outside the building, the council leader told members his nation has returned to the international community. president obama among those who welcomed them back. >> to the libyan people, this is your chance and today the world is saying with one unmistakable voice, we will stand with you as you seize this moment of promise, as you reach for the freedom, the dignity, and the opportunity that you deserve. >> shep: but even as president obama spoke, moammar gadhafi's shadow hovered over the proceedings. his spokesman said gadhafi has enough weapons to fight for years and that he's willing to do it. important to note here, this is not the only significant event unfolding at the u.n. far from it. there is also the looming matter of the palestinian's request for formal
a member of the united nations but it will become an observer if the general assembly votes. this will get them access to membership and it is a step forward. i would not be in favor of this if united states had put forward any comprehensive peace proposal as president obama has announced. one, a freeze on all is really settlements and also based on the 1967 borders. if they would put forward that proposal as a basis point of negotiation, both the palestinians and the carter center would be in favor of peace talks based on those issues. the israelis are not willing to accept those proposals and president obama is not willing to make that effort. as an alternative to the stalemate, we reluctantly would support the palestinian move for recognition in the general assembly. >> one final question, what can you in the carter center do to help educate the members of congress on working in developing countries with respect for the individuals rather than going in with a heavy hand? >> nothing. [laughter] i do not think congress is receptive to any and vice from the carter center. i still maintain
of an independent palestinian state becoming a member, full member of the united nations. and it is of course ironic that it was the president himself who opened the door to that in his speech one year ago to the u.n. general assembly, but now it is determined to block the door because of an understanding that the only way to achieve that is through negotiations which so far haven't produced that outcome. i think last year he expected that a year from now he'd have -- he'd be able to announce that the negotiations had reached an agreement on this. but the negotiations protect down almost before they started just one month after the speech. and now he's in a situation where he has to defend the correct proposition that this problem can only be resolved not through declarations but through negotiations. and so that's where he finds himself now, embraced by netanyahu who gave him a lecture in the oval office which i'm sure the president didn't appreciate the last time they met. one has to wonders the logic of the palestinians' move here because it is in effect driving the president into the arms of the
president, barack obama, heads here to new york city for the opening session of the u.n. general assembly, as they do every fall. nuclear safety and libya's future are supposed to headline the conversation this week. however, stealing the show is the palestinian authority and their bid for full statehood recognition. no surprise, israel opposes such a bid and the u.s. is already verbally vowing a veto wiere it to come to that. the thing is, that could further alienate our arab allies and the rest of the arab world. which, of course, is one of the last things the obama white house would like to do right now, considering everything that is currently going on. if the palestinian move does get squashed by the security council, they will still have the opportunity to go to the general assembly floor and try and win a majority vote. between here and there, there's plenty of backroom conversations going on to try to prevent this from ever getting that far. let's bring in our monday megapanel, msnbc contributor imogen weber and sam seder. at the end of the day, the criticism from the united sta
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